J.Lo is back on the block. On Sunday, the Bronx-born Boricua returned to her borough to teach youth of color about financial literacy and business.
She and her boo Alex Rodriguez ditched the Oscars to head to Yankee Stadium, where the pair participated in an event organized by Project Destined, a nonprofit that offers Black and brown young people a real estate education.
“The mission of Project Destined is to transform minority youth into owners and stakeholders in the communities in which they live, work and play,” reads the organization’s website. “With the careful guidance of its leadership team, Project Destined will produce the nation’s largest number of minority owners of real estate under the age of 18 … one block at a time.”
According to a post on Lopez’s Instagram, Project Destined doesn’t just teach the children about real estate but also helps them buy and own a part of a building in their community, with profits going toward their college education.
“It shows them they have a choice they don’t have to be a tenant … you can be an owner!!! … It’s a game changer for anyone to be apart of this program,” said Lopez, who, alongside local politicians, athletes and business leaders, mentored 50 youth.
So today I spent the day in the Bronx at Yankee stadium with a very special group of people for a very impactful project called @projectdestined. The project teaches financial literacy to children in neighborhoods like I grew up in… so people from Harvard business school teach and mentor these kids on how to buy and own real estate and by the end of the program they own a part of a building in their own community in which the profits they make go toward their college educations…it shows them they have a choice they don’t have to be a tenant…you can be an owner!!! But it’s so much more than I could ever write here… it’s a game changer for anyone to be apart of this program! I am proud to be a part of it along with @arod (and if you look closely you will see a Supreme Court judge, Bronx Borough President, President of Blackstone, Yankee legend Mariano Rivera and so many more) here on a Sunday to be part of letting these kids know that anything is possible and sky is the limit!!! #todaywasagoodday #empoweringouryouth #empoweringourcommunity #givebacktime #mentorship
On Instagram, the megastar told her young followers that “anything is possible” and the “sky is the limit.”
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